Inside the Mind of Isadora


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Crimson Creative Challenge – Spring Garden

Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty

outweighs all the utilities of the world©Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Srping Garden   2022©Isadora DeLaVega  

Every season spills its

wonder upon the earth©Flavia

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #185

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Crimson Creative Challenge – The Lost Tour

It is impotant that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes.

We need to learn from our errors and move on … ©anonymous

When the ship docked, we disembarked and signaled the cab that would be taking us to the pyramids.

It was a two-hour ride to Chichen Itza, the Temple of the Kukulcan, the archeological site.

Our friends had advised us to skip the costly ships tour and opt for a cab instead. We would be there with the same people we had been sailing with but for less money. Herbert was frugal about spending money, he thought it was a good idea. 

The driver, who spoke little English, took us down unexpected bumpy unpaved roads. We barely spoke more than a few sentences in Spanish. 

He said he had driven to Chichen Itza many times. We had our doubts. It was 2 1/2 hours since we departed the pier. Oh my, would the headlines read:

“Lost tourists, eaten by wild animals at dusk.” 

Eventually, our driver seemed less confident about where he was going. He thought he had made a wrong turn. I guess that’s why the road was unpaved. 

Frustrated, he found a road that led to his home. It was an old wooden shack in dire need of repair, and you might say dilapidated. 

Although fearful, we exited the car and met his mother, sister, and brother-in-law. They welcomed us with huge smiles. Their children played on dirt floors while a baby slept in a hammock. They insisted we sit and eat something. 

It was a pleasant visit. We learned a lot about their Mayan customs and cultural traditions. 

We never made it to the pyramids. But, we arrived back at our ship with more knowledge about the Mayan people than we would have on a pricier tour.

Sometimes, a mishap can turn into a beautiful experience.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #182

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge – Cultural Exchange

Laughter is the best medicine …

Traveling through the jungle had been brutal. The heat had overcome many.

Walking along, we see many homes that the opposing tribes had destroyed. Remnants of brick walls were the only signs.

The tour guide told us we would learn many things about the Watusi culture, including their healthy lifestyle.

I was excited about learning all of these new things.

Soon, the Watusi shaman was telling us about their exercises and dances.
I was in awe when they began to dance.

The exercise works wonders on circulation. Watusi tribe members originated it. It also slims you down without medication.

I have been doing the exercises and workout moves since I arrived home from my vacation. I’m feeling much better already. I recommend you start right away.

This video shows what you should do daily to help with leg and knee pain and stiffness.

Once a day is sufficient for assured success! Enjoy …

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #178

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge – Spring Dawn

Love is not seasonal, plant your seeds today …

Spring Dawn

Every flower 

of every tomorrow

is a seed well planted 

on a winter’s day

Then, earth awakens.

The wonder of another season

bringing colorful flowers

For Spring’s debut

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #176

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Crimson Creative Challenge – Never Forget

Never lose sight of where you’re going …

Never forget where you’ve been …

 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico       Photography©Isadora DeLaVega

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Never forget the people who 

travel with you, 

 on your journey within.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #175

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Crimson Creative Challenge – Dancing on Still Waters

D  ancing on still waters.

U  nable to fly.

C  an I just float for ever?

K  indly come back again.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #173

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Crimson Creative Challenge – Dream

May all your dreams

on a dark starless night,

take you on a flight

of peaceful repose.

For, tonight is dark,

and fearsome too

but in the morning light 

the sun rises anew.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crimson Creative Challenge – #172

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Crispina Creative Challenge –  A Sign of the Times

There’s a new cable system going to be installed on our road to Gulf Cove.

What?  How on earth will I get to my house! 

You’ll have to go through the round-about on Gillot Street.

That’s so inconvenient for the people who live in this community.

Well, at least, we’ll be getting a better cable system. Internet and streaming will be faster.

Oh beans, why don’t people just read or play games for recreation.

It’s all going to be computers and television.  It’s time to adjust to the times.

Oh beans, I’m too old for this stuff.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crispina Crimson Challenge – #169

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Crispina Creative Challenge – Vintage Airplane Show

Her dad had spoken of the war many times. 

It always made him sad.

Still, he loved to tell those war stories despite the pain.

“We were good soldiers,” he’d say.

“We did our best but a lot of boys died trying.”

“Dad, are you enjoying the vintage airplane show?”

“Oh yes, dear, I am”.

I could see a tear start to fall.

 Perhaps, this wasn’t the best outing today.

2022©Isadora DeLaVega

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Crispina Crimson Challenge – #168

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A Day Begins

The sun rises

I see hope 

just beyond the horizon

The day glows, 

 the brightest light.

Our lives lost

Now, found.

I rise and feel,

your strength

 in mine.

Like butterfly wings in flight

I feel you waft.

Close my eyes; I see your beauty

Close my eyes; I feel you here

Nature’s dance of love for you.

2021©Isadora DeLaVega

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You are to respond with something CREATIVE

Crimson’s Creative Challenge – #161

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